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Unread 07-25-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Tires for a Liberty?

Hi,
I'm looking to get some new tires for a 2006 Jeep Liberty to replace the OEM Goodyear ST tires that came with the car when I got it last year. I have a 98 Cherokee with BFG All Terrain KO size 30 x 9.5. I'd like to put the same tire on the Liberty in the 225/75R16 size. I only have really good things to say about the tires based on my experience with the Cherokee, but would like to hear from other people what they recommend for the liberty. And any experience people have with other tires. The liberty has the original wheels, and I won't be upgrading them. I'm looking for something in the On-/Off Road All-Terrain family.
Thank you for any help.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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I'm going to be switching up my tires soon and I was looking at these because they are a mix of long tread life and somewhat aggressive looking AT tread. I want 50k+ miles on them and I should get at least that with the 640 tread-wear rating (and the reviews people have submitted).

I was also looking at the 235/70R16s for the BFG AT KOs and Goodyear Wrangler Silentarmor but they're too expensive for my tastes. I don't see the benefit in spending an extra $50 a tire (for the sidewall improvements) when I won't be doing any hardcore off roading. Not that they wouldn't be great tires, but... money is money. I'd get them if I had some to burn :P
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Unread 07-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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Skip the BFG's and generals(not getting close to 50K with these),both suck.


For more of the mall crawling crowd check out the RevoII's or Destination AT's.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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Skip the BFG's and generals(not getting close to 50K with these),both suck.


For more of the mall crawling crowd check out the RevoII's or Destination AT's.
Not that I don't believe you, but do you have proof of the generals not lasting close to 50k? or do you just mean the way you drive? Tons of reviews saying they go ~80k+ so I'm a little confused...
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Unread 07-26-2010, 06:01 AM   #5
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Not that I don't believe you, but do you have proof of the generals not lasting close to 50k? or do you just mean the way you drive? Tons of reviews saying they go ~80k+ so I'm a little confused...

It may also depend on the particular tire. My General Grabber AT2's currently have 66k on them with at least a third of the tread remaining. They are noisy tires though. But you can't complain about the life of them.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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It may also depend on the particular tire. My General Grabber AT2's currently have 66k on them with at least a third of the tread remaining. They are noisy tires though. But you can't complain about the life of them.
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The Generals are loud, but they destroy everything else in tread life, traction, durability, and price. Anyone who disses these tires is an idiot, or has never used them.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:28 AM   #7
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might want to look into the goodyear authority. if they make them in your size
check walmart
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Unread 07-26-2010, 11:17 AM   #8
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might want to look into the goodyear authority. if they make them in your size
check walmart
I got my Generals at WalMart.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:09 PM   #9
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It may also depend on the particular tire. My General Grabber AT2's currently have 66k on them with at least a third of the tread remaining. They are noisy tires though. But you can't complain about the life of them.

From what I've read seems like the Grabber is a decent tire. Compared to the BFG AT do you think the Grabber AT2's are any louder. Maybe I'm used to it, but I don't think the BFG's are very noisy.
Thanks for all the feedback!
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Unread 07-27-2010, 05:04 AM   #10
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From what I've read seems like the Grabber is a decent tire. Compared to the BFG AT do you think the Grabber AT2's are any louder. Maybe I'm used to it, but I don't think the BFG's are very noisy.
Thanks for all the feedback!
At first I didn't think the Generals were very noisy. But as they age the noise increases. They roar pretty good now. I have no experience with the BFG,s. So can't help there. My question is, if Chrysler can put the best battery (optima) in, why did they choose the worst tire?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:05 AM   #11
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My question is, if Chrysler can put the best battery (optima) in, why did they choose the worst tire?
Optima is one of the worst batteries since they have been under Johnson Controls.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #12
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At first I didn't think the Generals were very noisy. But as they age the noise increases. They roar pretty good now. I have no experience with the BFG,s. So can't help there. My question is, if Chrysler can put the best battery (optima) in, why did they choose the worst tire?

Good question. My first CRD had zero battery issues. This CRD has 86,000 miles and 5.5 years of use on it...and it fires the Jeep up literally as soon as I hit the key. And we've had some HARSH Winters here too. These Optima batteries are awesome.

On the other hand... the Goodyear ST tires are barely worth even making a tire swing out of for the kids. What a bunch of trash.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 01:16 PM   #13
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The stock Goodyear tires are terrible. I switched to BFG since 50K and now 130K (yes 80K on the BFG) and the tires are still doing great. I checked with a local tire club (friend of mine works there) and they said I could go for 5 - 7K more. Will do with BFG again.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:30 PM   #14
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How about snow? Are the BF AT's good in snow as well. I need a tire that can handle the weather of the north without being a "snow tire"
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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:30 AM   #15
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Not sure. I know my Grabber AT2s have the "Severe Snow" rating and emblem on the sidewall... I assume the BFG does too but not sure.
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